Reception Venues In Birmingham

Unique and unusual reception venues to hire in Birmingham and the Midlands

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Edgbaston Stadium

Max Capacity 800

Located in the heart of Birmingham, Edgbaston is the perfect place to host business meetings, conferences, training courses, dinners, weddings or bespoke events. The venue's dedicated events team will work with you to deliver a truly unforgettable service and create an event that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

This venue is accredited by VisitBritain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ campaign.

Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham

Aston Villa Football Club

Max Capacity 700

Being in the heart of the country, Villa Park has a fantastic central location, less than 2 miles from the M6, with over 1,000 car parking spaces onsite and only a few minutes' walk from the train station.

This venue is accredited by VisitBritain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ campaign.

Twycross Zoo, Tamworth

Twycross Zoo

Max Capacity 90

Twycross Zoo is an events venue with more bite! The ideal location to hold conferences and events – conveniently located just 5 minutes from J11 of the M42, the zoo is easy to reach of Tamworth, Nuneaton and Birmingham.

This venue is accredited by VisitBritain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ campaign.

Leicester City Football Club, Leicester

Leicester City Football Club

Max Capacity 650

Leicester City Football Club provides contemporary meeting and events facilities for up to 650 guests. Free Wi-Fi, free car parking and a city centre location complements the seven conference suites and 43 corporate hospitality boxes overlooking the pitch. Various Day Delegate packages are available, individually designed to cater for every budget.

This venue is accredited by VisitBritain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ campaign.

Sheffield United Football Club, Sheffield

Sheffield United Football Club

Max Capacity 450

Bramall Lane is a fantastic multipurpose venue, offering versatile event spaces with capacities from 2-400 guests. This is the only venue in Sheffield to offer over 400 free vehicle parking spaces.

This venue is accredited by VisitBritain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ campaign.

Leicester Tigers, Leicester

Leicester Tigers

Max Capacity 800

Leicester Tigers match days are an incredible experience, but rugby isn't the only thing this venue does well. Welford Road is open every day for business and pleasure - from product launches, conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners, weddings and family parties, whatever the occasion the stadium is a superb venue.

This venue is accredited by VisitBritain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ campaign.

Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolverhampton

Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Max Capacity 550

Molineux Stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, offers a modern and flexible conference venue available for conferences, meetings, team building, lunches and dinners from 2 to 550 people. The 12 function rooms and 18 Executive Boxes offer event organisers the flexibility to arrange anything. Take a look at their virtual tour here

This venue is accredited by VisitBritain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ campaign.

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Companies host receptions in Birmingham for all sorts of reasons, from product launches and post-team building exercises to networking and entertaining important new clients.  If you’re hosting your reception event in Birmingham, finding the right reception venue is crucial to the success of your event.  Birmingham reception venues come in all different shapes and sizes, from the intimate and atmospheric to vast 1,000 capacity reception venues. 

While the choice of reception venue can seem overwhelming when you first begin to plan your event, there are certain things you want to look out for.  The best venues are those which give people something to talk about.  Find the right venue for your event and you’re guaranteed an evening to remember, so here are five things to keep an eye out for when choosing your Birmingham reception venue…

Five Things to Look for in a Birmingham Reception Venue

Expert Events Teams

Picking a venue that has a proven track record of hosting reception events in Birmingham is a must because an expert events team can make all the difference on the day.  The best events teams are those who work closely with you to see you get the very best from the venue, caterers and entertainers, and who are able to make practical suggestions to improve the quality of the experience you and your guests enjoy.

The team at Twycross Zoo have been hosting receptions and other corporate events for many years, and have garnered a reputation for the top quality service they provide.  As one of the best events teams in the region, they can be fully flexible when it comes to adapting the space you hire to fully suit whatever style or theme your reception is taking and will go out of their way to see your every need and requirement is fulfilled on the day.

Fantastic Food and Drink

The food should be the centrepiece of your reception event.  Drinks, canapes and bowl food always go down well with guests, although you could also consider hot and cold buffet nibbles.  The major advantage to tray service is that guests are left free to do some networking with a plate and glass in hand, meaning more time spent face-to-face with important potential clients.

The catering team at Edgbaston Stadium have won multiple prizes for their food, not least the ‘Best Venue’ award at the prestigious Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.  With fabulous menus created by some of the region’s top chefs, you’re in for a real culinary treat if you choose Edgbaston as the place to host your Birmingham reception event.

Flexible Floorspace

Whether you’re inviting just a handful of guests or hundreds, finding somewhere with enough capacity and flexible floor space is critical.  If the space is too small then guests will struggle to mingle and networking will be hard, but pick a space too large for your guest list and people can start to feel a bit lost.

Somewhere like Aston Villa Football Club has incredibly versatile space, from intimate boxes to seat six right up to large rooms which can comfortably allow 600 people to mingle.  The rooms can also be fully customised to suit your evening’s theme or to take your decoration preferences into account, meaning you have complete control over how your reception venue will look on the night.

Accommodating Your Theme

Themed receptions are becoming increasingly popular as companies everywhere become more laid back and keener to give their employees a chance to let their hair down.  If you’ve picked a theme and defined a dress code, seeing that your venue is decked out appropriately is key to making your theme work.  The best venues are those that can source and set up all the decorations and added extras you’ll need to carry your theme off.

Some venues come with a theme built-in, sparing you the hard work of thinking one up for yourselves!  SnowDome, for instance, features its own snow and ice experience, with the country’s best indoor ski slopes and an Alpine atmosphere which is ideal for serving après-ski drinks and canapes.  It also has incredibly flexible floor space and packages are very competitively priced, meaning this venue can be made to suit all budgets.

Added Entertainment

The reception is, of course, the main event, but giving guests the opportunity to enjoy some entertainment either before or after the drinks and bowl food are brought out can make your Birmingham reception all the more memorable.  

Birmingham is a great city for hosting your reception.  For more information or to book one of these Birmingham reception venues, simply get in touch with Lime Venue Portfolio today.